Easily Install the World’s Most Popular Web Applications Based On PHP/ASP.NET On WindowsApr 16, 2015
IIS7 provides support for the Web Platform Installer (Web PI), designed to help you quickly get up and running with the most widely used Web Applications (ASP.NET and PHP) freely available for your Windows Server. Web AI provides support for Graffiti, DotNetNuke, WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce, and more.
IIS7's advanced process architecture provides high performance, secure and reliable hosting for all kinds Web applications.
Multi-threaded application frameworks like Classic ASP and ASP.NET run efficiently inside processes called Application Pools, enabling blazing fast performance and complete process isolation between Applications. With IIS7, new Web sites and applications are automatically created within their own Application Pool, ensuring they are securely isolated by default. Application Pools are monitored for health and availability, and can be gracefully recycled in the event of memory leaks, deadlocks, and other health-related parameters.
In order to maintain a high performance, reliable, single-threaded environment for application frameworks like PHP, IIS7 includes the all-new FastCGI module, which allows Application Pools to spawn durable, single-threaded child processes for PHP requests. FastCGI processes not only maintain the single threaded environment many PHP extensions expect, but persist between requests, thereby increasing performance and providing excellent reliability.
The result: ASP.NET and PHP applications run inside IIS7 with greater performance and reliability than ever before.